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1 SVRWF NEWSETTE Simi Valley Republican Women Federated INSIDE THIS ISSUE: SVRWF Calendar of Events Constitution 3 Review, Luncheon Info. & March Meeting Membership 4 Information & Board Spotlight Garden Tour 5 & Caring for America Legislation 6-7 Update President s 8 Message, continued & V O L U M E 5 1, I S S U E 3 G reetings from Rainy Simi Valley, That sounds good doesn t it? But what sounded great was listening to our conservative candidates running for office at the Candidate s Forum. I am sorry that we only had 10 people from our team attend. The voter s from the 25 th and 26 th Districts will have a M A R C H SVRWF 2014 President s Message March 21, 2014 Supervisor Foy to Discuss Sweeping Retirement System Reform Ballot Initiative Make your reservation for the March 21 st meeting to hear the facts and ask your questions of this hot and important Ventura County issue with guest speakers Supervisor Peter Foy and Committee for Pension Fairness Representative, David Grau. The Sustainable Retirement System Initiative for Ventura County is scheduled to be on the November 2014 ballot. Recently picked up by FOX news, it has now become a nationally talked about issue. Hear what the experts have to say and how this affects you, so that you can make your own informed decision at the ballot box. difficult choice. It is refreshing to see four fantastic candidates to choose from! I am not allowed by the by-laws to pick favorites, but I already have. We will Continued on Page 8 Location: Junkyard Check-in: 11:30 a.m. Continued Page 2 Program: 12 noon Op Ed by Michelle Steel Social Media & SV Homeless Taskforce Help Wanted: C h a ir P o sit ions Op en Will train, no exper ien c e n eeded! Caring for America if you have a heart for the community and love to interact with charities than this position is for you! Historian if you are a shutter bug and like taking pictures and are organized, than you are woman for this job! Scholarship if you always wanted to be a teacher and grade papers, then we have a temporary position for you! Serve on the Scholarship committee and read the essays and help us pick the best ones! Awards if you are detailed-oriented and wanted to work with Board and make sure we are doing everything we can to be a Diamond Club, you are our gal!

2 P A G E Simi Valley Republican Women Board Meetings, 2nd Weds of every month, at Chamber: 2/12; 3/12; 4/9; 5/14; 6/11; 9/10; 10/8; 11/12; 12/10 General lunch Junkyard: 3/21, 4/18, 6/20, 9/19, 11/21 General Evening Mtgs location TBD: 2/20; 5/15, 10/16 Governor Candidate Forum: Feb 22nd Los Robles Golf Course, Thousand Oaks Advocacy in Anaheim April 24 & 25 Garden Tour April 27 Simi Valley Street Fair May 22 Ventura County Fair Aug 2 Open Campaign Headquarters-Sept 5 Moorpark Street Fair Oct 4 Oktoberfest Oct 11 Election Day Nov 4 Holiday Party Dec 12 New Member BBQs 3/29; 6/28 & 9/27 February 2014 Sun Mo Tue We Thu Fri Sat March 2014 Sun Mo Tue We Thu Fri Sat March April 2014 Sun Mo Tue We Thu Fri Sat "Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant." James Madison

3 U.S. Constitution Review 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Amendments 1st Amendment - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 2nd Amendment - A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 3rd Amendment - No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. 4th Amendment - The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, Be Prepared 2014 Luncheon Motto P A G E 3 James Madison Known as the Father of the Constitution and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. A new goal for 2014 is to streamline the check in process at the monthly luncheons. I bet your thinking, Wow! What a great idea. Now I can spend less time in line and more time visiting. In order to achieve this goal the board brainstormed and made a 1. Be Prepared Please come with your checks made out. 2. Write a separate check for lunch and a separate check for membership. Checks are made to SVRWF. The luncheon check is $18 and the membership check is $ Associate members are $5 and their name(s) need to be written on the check. Associates can be included in the membership check. Need Another Reason to Attend our March Meeting? How does shopping sound? That s right, shopping! My other favorite thing to do! What is my favorite thing to do you ask? I ll let you in on that little secret at our March meeting. In the meantime invite a guest to our March meeting and you and your guest will be entered into a special drawing for a $20 gift card for each of you to Macy s! Just in time for an Easter Bonnet or a little extra buying power at a One Day Sale!!! So start your list now and get your invitations out!!!

4 P A G E 4 Membership Information When Republican Women Work Simi Valley ~ Moorpark Republican Women Federated Together We Get Things Done! Membership Chairs Jacqueline Andrews & Carol Mann ~ Post Office Box Simi Valley, CA Membership payments can be sent to the post office box listed to the left. $25 Standard Membership $50 Gold Membership $5 Associate Membership SVRWF Newsletter is free via ; for printed newsletter sent via USPS, there is a $10 yearly charge to members. Board Member Spot Light Carol Mann Membership Chair Question: Have you always been a Republican? Answer: Yes Question: Who was/is your favorite president and why? Answer: I believe Reagan was "the great communicator. Americans listened and agreed with him and his ideas for the future. He was the kind of man that said what he meant and meant what he said. You knew where you stood with him. He was a great leader who loved his country and the men and women who served in our military. He truly loved and supported the troops. In his private office he had on his coffee table photo albums given to him by our branches of service. He was so proud of them. When he first took office some of our fighter jets were older than the pilots, he soon fixed that. He built us back to the biggest power on earth and stabilized the world. The world new "he meant what he said."

5 P A G E 5 Tickets will be on sale for members and guests at the March and April luncheons for the discounted rate of $15. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION( )ELECTIONS. VOTER IDENTIFICA- TION REQUIREMENTS. INITIATIVE STATUS. Prohibits citizen's vote at the polls from being counted unless he or she presents governmentissued photo-identification. Caring for America with Love ~ Pam Campeau, Chair The goal of the Caring for America program is to show that Republican women are caring, responsible members of our communities, state, and nation willing to provide help and assistance where it is needed. Simi Valley Republican Women support the S.V. Boys & Girls Club with art supplies. There are no art programs in the schools, therefore, the art projects enhance their education. For the Troops is asking for feminine products such as hand creams, lotions, and more. What a wonderful program to encourage additional reading! Items can be brought to the lunch and dinner meetings this year.

6 P A G E 6 LEGISLATIVE REPORT February 20, 2014 Submitted by Sue Waggoner UPDATE ON AB1266 The Co-ed Bathroom Bill, California AB 1266, was signed into law in 2013 and would allow for children in K-12 grades to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities in addition to playing on sports teams of the gender they identify with and not their biological sex. A coalition, Privacy for All Students, was established to repeal the law. They are spearheading the movement to obtain a referendum - a specific legal process that gives voters the right to approve or reject legislation. Once a referendum is qualified for the ballot, the legislation is suspended and does not take effect until voters approve or reject it. If the referendum qualifies for the ballot, AB 1266 will be suspended until voters decide whether to approve or reject it. Once sufficient signatures are submitted to elections officials, the law is suspended and does not take effect and would appear on the November 2014 statewide ballot. Voters would approve or reject the legislation at that time. Privacy for All Students submitted approximately 620,000 signatures to 58 counties. The count was conducted behind closed doors, in 58 separate jurisdictions, applying their own rules and judgment as to whether each signature should be counted. *** UPDATE from Privacy for All Students *** Source: (02/26/2014) In the full count to qualify the referendum on the co-ed bathroom bill, the California Secretary of State is reporting that we came up 17,276 short of the 504,760 signatures needed. The Secretary of State declared that 487,484 signatures were valid and that 131, 857 were invalid. Proponents of AB 1266 are celebrating while many opponents of the bill are evaluating what they could have done to gain the relatively small number of signatures needed to qualify the referendum on this initial count of the signatures. But at Privacy For All Students we are preparing for the next stage of the battle. After months of waiting, we now get to see why so many signatures were thrown out. Certainly some signers were not registered to vote or had moved without changing their address. But it is also certain that many of those signatures were rejected based on reasons that will not survive a legal challenge. This was not totally unexpected. We knew that we would have to fight to have every valid signature counted. And we have already taken the Secretary of State to court once in this process. In that case, the judge ordered that thousands of signatures be counted. While we prepare for the legal battle ahead to have invalid signatures deemed valid, we should not lose sight of what we are fighting for. Today, those who would tear down the boys and girls signs from bathrooms will celebrate. But we know that the battle is far from over. Privacy For All Students will keep fighting to see this referendum qualified for the November ballot.

7 P A G E 7 LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Continued from Page 6) DROUGHT UPDATE Gov. Brown has declared statewide drought emergency and is asking all Californians to reduce their water use by 20% was driest year in recorded history for many areas of California. The snowpack normally provides about 1/3 of the water for California s homes and farms as it melts into streams, reservoirs, and aquifers. By May of 2013, the snowpack was only at 17% of normal. California is now experiencing third consecutive dry year. For example, Sacramento ended the year with 5.74 inches of rain, vastly lower than the normal 18 inches the region usually receives. Downtown Los Angeles set an all-time low with just 3.4 inches of rainfall. L.A. average is inches. LEGISLATION You can view pending Assembly Bills and Senate Bills at: The State Senate and Assembly representatives for local districts: State Assembly (District 38) Assembly Member Scott Wilk-REP State Assembly (District 44) Assembly Member Jeff Gorell-REP State Senate (District 27) Senator Fran Pavley-DEM UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS Simi Valley City Council Chambers 2929 Tapo Canyon Road MARCH 3, :30PM MARCH 31, :30PM APRIL 7, :30PM UPCOMING ELECTIONS: JUNE 3, 2014 STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTION NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL/GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

8 P A G E 8 SVRWF 2014 President s Message have the candidates speak at our meeting later in the year. Our first evening meeting was a success thanks to Mayor Huber. It was fabulous to hear a politician who refuses to bow to the political correct police on this ridiculous hooligan taken out of context, made up scandal. After hearing the events which lead up to the comment of hooligan v. a homeless person, I stand by the hooligan reference c u t t i n g p o w e r a n d intimidation warrant a Continued from Page 1 hooligan label in my book. I have asked the Mayor for the city s plan of action in regards to the homeless population. They appear later in this publication. Bottom line: I am proud of Mayor Huber and his team! Next up, back to lunch for all you lunch lovers March 21 st we will have Supervisor Peter Foy and David Grau from the Ventura County Taxpayer Association to educate us on the Pension Reform in Ventura County. This is a hot topic right now even being on the Fox News Network. Let s commit to attending and becoming educated to make an informed decision at the polls. But just as important let s get educated to how we may engage in meaningful conversation with others. As always, please volunteer. We still have chair position open and our glorious garden tour is coming up! Cheers! Leah E D U C A T E E N T H U S I A S M E N G A G E LINKS & OTHER INFORMATION (Ventura Co. Young Republicans)

9 P A G E 9 In the summer of 1981, at his beloved ranch in the Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that cut income taxes, capital-gains taxes and business taxes, unleashing nearly two decades of unparalleled economic growth and opportunity. We would do well today to learn from that victory. Reagan, who would have been 103 years old on Feb. 6, was able to achieve the goals of his revolution because he had knowledge that seems to be sorely lacking in the halls of power today both in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. He knew growth and opportunity were not created by government or the special interests who seek its favor but, as he said in his first inaugural address, by a special interest group that has been too long neglected. He was talking about the men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes and heal us when we re sick professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies and truck drivers. President Reagan knew that government was supposed to work for We the people not the other way around. Yet a top federal income tax rate at the time near 70 percent, and a government that, year after year, spent more than it took in, was distorting economic decisions, penalizing achievement and mortgaging our future and our children s future for the temporary convenience of the present. He was determined to act. The 1981 tax cut plan was conceived in the 1970s by New York Congressman Jack Kemp and Delaware Sen. William Roth. Kemp and Roth modeled their legislation on the tax cut of 1964, originally championed by President John F. Kennedy, assassinated in November President Kennedy s proposal for across-the-board tax cuts the most sweeping since the 1920s once enacted, led to strong economic growth, as he had envisioned, and even to higher income tax revenue, especially from Americans in the top tax brackets. According to a congressional Joint Economic Committee report, Revenues from the top four income classes jumped between 45 percent and 80 percent. Rep. Kemp and Sen. Roth saw that Americans once again needed to take similar action to revive our economy by reducing the suffocating effects of the tax system. And President Reagan agreed. As Brian Domitrovic noted recently in an issue of the Cato Policy Report, The great Reagan tax cut of 1981 stands as one of the most successful policy initiatives of modern American history. And, importantly, it didn t kill the government. Just as revenue increased after the Kennedy tax cuts, the flow of money to the government increased again after the Reagan cuts, because lower tax rates allowed businesses and individuals to focus their creativity and ingenuity on growth and innovation instead of on schemes to shelter their income from taxes or get special treatment from the government. What the Reagan tax cuts did was allow the private economy to surge forward and expand ahead of the level of government spending. By the time he delivered his farewell address in 1989, President Reagan was able to boast of a new confidence in America. We the people once again tapped into economic potential that had stagnated in the 1970s, created 19 million new jobs leading into the 1990s and paved the way for the technological revolution we almost take for granted today. The lesson here is especially important in California. Our state has fallen so far from our soaring heights that record-high state spending, tax-hike funded surpluses, high unemployment and abysmal growth are considered a comeback. In his first inaugural address, President Reagan said, It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. He found a solution that sparked a revolution of growth and opportunity. It s not too late for us to do the same. Reagan Revolution s Lessons Apply Today By Michelle Steel Vice Chair, State Board of Equalization

10 P A G E 10 Social Media Corner C H E C K O U T T H I S G R E A T N E W A P P A N D W E B S I T E D E S I G N E D T O H E L P M A K E U S M O R E I N F O R M E D C O N S U M E R S 2 N D V O T E! W W W. 2 N D V O T E. C O M 2 N DVOT E A New Resource For Making Informed Decisions Our goal is to help you make better decisions when you cast your 2nd Vote every day by letting you know where your money really goes when you're buying a product, eating at a restaurant, or supporting an organization. 2nd Vote is a group of conservatives who are dedicated to helping you be informed about the everyday choices you make. We believe you can make a difference, and with 2nd Vote you will. Learn Learn more about conservative issues that matter to you and the companies and causes that fund them, and their opponents. Vote Use 2nd Vote's tools to take action, and support your values every day, with every dollar you spend. Share Grow the support for your principles with your friends and family with easy sharing tools. Learn How We Score Do you want to know what each numerical score really means in our scoring system? Here's more about what each number indicates. Organizations and Interest Groups that advocate for various issues, both on the conservative and liberal side, spend tremendous amounts of money each year to advance those causes. This money comes from individual donors, grants, and most importantly, corporate contributions. 2nd Vote is developing the most complete database that makes it easy for conservatives to follow the money and see how the companies you shop with every day are spending the money you spend with them.

11 P A G E 11 Social Media Corner, Continued We base our scoring system on the following information: Direct and indirect corporate donations Activities and stated policies from these companies Documented sponsorships for various political and advocacy-related events Corporate leadership donations, activity and advocacy Lobbying spent for or against various issues on the federal and state levels We use this information to score each company on a scale of 1 to 5 on various issues. The scale is calculated as follows: Liberal - Direct donations to liberal organizations, such as pro-abortion groups or gun control groups. Having liberal values in the company s main business platform. Lean Liberal - Third party donations to groups that support or fund liberal organizations causes, matching gifts to liberal organizations or causes, or any indirect support to liberal organizations or causes. Neutral - Absence of any support of liberal organizations or causes. A company can also score neutral if they equally support liberal and conservative causes. Lean Conservative - Third party donations to groups that support conservative organizations or causes, matching gifts to conservative causes or groups, or any indirect support for conservative organizations or causes. Conservative - Direct funding to conservative groups, such as pro-life groups and pro-2nd Amendment groups. Having conservative values in the company s main business platform. Simi Valley Task Force on Homelessness Update During the January 13 City Council meeting, the City Council considered options brought forward by the Task Force on Homelessness to address homelessness and panhandling. Each item will be brought back to the City Council for consideration with detailed cost analysis and recommended plan for implementation. The strategies that will undergo further analysis are the implementation of an educational banner program and the proactive enforcement, and cleanup, of homeless encampments. The City Council again discussed the City's activities related to homelessness during the February 3 City Council meeting. The Task Force on Homelessness met on February 13 and formed an ad hoc committee to address criminal enforcement as appropriate. This committee is made up of representatives from the Police Department, Community Services Department, City Attorney's office, Task Force members, and members of the business community.

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